The governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose has slammed President Muhammadu Buhari for feigning ignorance over the disobedience of his order by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.
Fayose, while reacting on Twitter today said, “What manner of a President will give order to the IGP on January 9, only to be telling Nigerians on March 12 (2 months after) that he never knew that the IGP disobeyed his order? Does this President really know anything about happenings around him, not to talk about Nigeria?”
“I am not even sure that President Buhari is aware of anything about the abducted 110 Dapchi school girls. We are in serious problem in Nigeria.”
President Muhammadu Buhari had today said he was ‘surprised’ that the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris disobeyed his directives to stay in Benue until the bloodletting between farmers and herdsmen effectively ended.
Buhari, who met with farmers, herdsmen, government officials and other stakeholders in Makurdi on Monday as part of his visits to troubled states however, also said his government was deeply worried about the incessant attacks on Benue’s rural communities and vowed to end the menace “very soon.”
The president, in the wake of public outcry that greeted the murder of over 70 persons by suspected herdsmen had instructed the IGP to relocate to the state until the carnage was contained. However, the IG reportedly spent less than 24 hours in the state before leaving. This attracted more condemnation from Nigerians, however the presidency failed to punish the disobedience.
It would also be recalled that the police had called the governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom a drowning man.
Buhari said, “I cannot overlook the killings in Benue or any other part of Nigeria. I cannot do that. I am genuinely worried about the attacks in Benue and we are doing everything to end them.”
Buhari said that he was surprised at the revelation that the IGP did not spend 24 hours in Benue, when he directed him to relocate to the state and remain there till peace was restored.
“I am getting to know this in this meeting. I am quite surprised.”